Nelson Cheung
65-year-old restaurant owner Nelson Cheung was murdered in front of his wife as they returned home from work.

Six people have been arrested in connection with the murder of a restaurant owner in Northern Ireland.

Nelson Cheung, 65, was driving home from work when his car was forced off the road in a rural area of County Antrim.

His throat was cut and he was killed in front of his wife, who was hospitalised for knife wounds.

A 14-year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl are among the six people detained by the Police Service of Northern Ireland in connection with the murder.

Detective Chief Inspector Eamonn Corrigan said: "Mrs Cheung has been released from hospital but is understandably anguished following the murder of her husband.

"My thoughts - and the thoughts of my investigative team - are with the Cheung family."

Mr Cheung was the owner of the Double Value Chinese restaurant.

Investigators do not believe the attack was racially motivated.